A Fairytale Wedding

The 29Th of July 1981, is a red-letter day in the life of every Briton. It was a day when a fairytale wedding took place. Yes, it was the day when the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married. The bride became the first Englishwoman after 300 years, to marry an heir-to-the-throne. The marriage commenced in front of 3500 guests who had each been given a personal wedding invitation and was watched by approximately 750 million viewers across the world, making it the most televised event in the history of broadcasting.

The Princess Diana's wedding ceremony was a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony. It took place at the St. Paul's cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr.Robert Runcie led the marriage service. A 600,000 strong crowd thronged the venue to attend the wedding. Britain marked the day as a national holiday to celebrate the marriage.

The distinguished Emanuals designed the bride’s dress. It was a silk ivory taffeta dress with a 25-foot train. Her veil was supported by the Spencer family diamond tiara. She wore the diamond rings, given to her at the time of her engagement. She had a bouquet of lilies of the valley, golden roses, white orchids, gardenias, and stephanotis. She was accompanied by five bridesmaids.

The groom was dressed in full military splendor and they both looked liked a perfect pair. The bridegrooms' father was there with her to take her for the final walk down the isle.